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Remodel Budget Kitchen

Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Budget Kitchen Remodeling project

January 2014

Homeowners have many important questions about their Budget Kitchen Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Budget Kitchen Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?

Costs, materials and best practices for the example Budget Kitchen Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Budget Kitchen Remodeling - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Budget Kitchen Remodeling project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).

Project descriptionReplace cabinet doors, flooring, countertops, plumbing fixtures, lighting and appliances. Use basic, contractor grade materials and finishing detail.
Project size160 square foot kitchen
Material and labor cost$12,906 - $15,057
Material cost$7,182 - $8,379
Do-it-yourself assessmentThe typical Budget Kitchen Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Budget Kitchen Remodeling requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.
First year Return on Investment - ROIResults vary widely and can be affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Budget Kitchen Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more of its initial cost.
Long term Return on Investment - ROIReturns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Budget Kitchen Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost
Green ratingBudget Kitchen Remodeling projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.

Budget Kitchen Remodeling - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Budget Kitchen Remodeling project plan.

Budget Kitchen Remodeling - Project Plan and Details

The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Budget Kitchen Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Budget Kitchen Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Budget Kitchen Remodeling project cost and quality.

TaskService ProviderDurationDo-it-yourself difficultyTarget cost
Install Window Trim MoldingFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$3.25 - $5.70 per linear foot
Install CorniceFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$3.35 - $5.82 per linear foot
Install Ceiling Light FixtureElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$163 - $285
Replace Cabinet DoorsFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$145 - $256 per door
Install Trim MoldingFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$2.18 - $3.72 per linear foot
Paint KitchenPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.66 - $1.13 per square foot
Install Laminate CountertopFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$12.75 - $22.33 per square foot
Install Sheet Vinyl FlooringFlooring Contractor1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$2.10 - $3.82 per square foot
Install Wall OvenAppliance Service and Repair Technician1 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$613 - $1,117
Install Vent HoodAppliance Service and Repair Technician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$445 - $811
Install Under Cabinet LightingElectrician1 to 2 dLevel 1 - Basic$130 - $222
Install Kitchen SinkPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$273 - $482
Install Waste DisposalPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$105 - $175
Install DishwasherPlumber1 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$488 - $886
Replace RangeAppliance Service and Repair Technician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$895 - $1,643


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